On this throwback Thursday, here is a property in Section 25 - Harmont Ave NE - Fazios Harmont. Can you name the other grocery stores that made this building home?
Understanding Sections and Quarters
The Section and Quarter system has been used in Plain since the beginning of land sale. It works as follows: Plain Township is a six mile square. Sections are marked on the township maps and are one mile squares within the Township boundaries. This creates 36 sections within the township.
Numbering the sections is not done in a way that you might expect. The sequence begins in the right upper corner (NE) and continues to the left across the top N of the map—each section has one number. When the left side (NW) corner is reached, the sequence goes immediately under the 6 and the second horizontal row begins with a 7. The numbering continues across and the second row ends with 12. The third horizontal row starts with 13. The pattern is repeated back and forth in a serpentine manner until the last section is reached in the lower right hand corner—number 36.
6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13
19 20 21 22 23 24
30 29 28 27 26 25
31 32 33 34 35 36